I have a Maytag drayer DG303 would not heat. Replaced gas valve and hilimit thermostat. How long should the flame stay on to heat dryer? Thanks
The flames will stay on until the cycling thermostat reads that the temperature has been met and opens up. With no clothes in the dryer and properly vented this would be about 1 to 2 minutes after it fires. With a load of wet clothes it could be 20 minutes or more. If the flame is going out rapidly check the venting of the dryer to make sure that there is no clogging.
I have a Maytag Dryer DG303. How long should the flame stay on after I start the dryer?
The flame will stay lit on the dryer until the cycling thermostat is satisfied and then the flame will shut off. Once the cycling thermostat cools the unit will cycle again. If the flame is shutting of quickly then you will want to make sure that your venting is clear from the blower wheel to the outside of home as this can cause longer drying times.
Just received gas valve and still having same issue. Changed ignitor, and app
liance comes on about 15 seconds and then cools down and shuts off. What would you suggest I do next.
Answer Mark, We're taking for granted you're discussing the burner flame cooling down and shutting off, not the dryer itself ? Presumably you don't have an issue with the gas supply to the dryer. You should have 3.0 to 4.0 WCI constant at the wall connection/shut off. Your next check should be to check the burn time, and dryer exhaust temperature, with the dryer vent disconnected. That should be an avrage of 155 dgrs, and the burner flame should be on for approximately 60 seconds, with no load in the dryer. A clogged or restricted exhaust pipe or hood,or lint build up in the blower housing(under the lint filter) will cause the dryer to cycle the hi limit switch and shut the burner down early. If the burner still cycles to quick, with the vent off, then it's time to check or replace the cycling thermostat or hi limit switch. Thanks
Maytag Gas dryer:The flame ignites for 15 seconds or so, then switches off. I have checked the coils, and replaced them with new; I also replaced the Hi Temp Thermostat. I suspect the gas valve is bad, but if so, can you tell me why when I bypass the Hi Temp Thermostat, the gas stays on??
Answer Hello Dennis. I think I would inspect the burner first. If the flame continues with the high-limit thermostat by-passed, it seems to me that it must be getting too hot on the side of the combustion cone where the high-limit thermostat mounts. The burner directs the flame so if the flame is shooting out to one side, this could cause this issue. Also, I would double check to ensure the hi-limit 303395 and cycling thermostats 307250 haven't been inadvertantly installed in the wrong places. I don't believe the issue is in the gas valve at all because by-passing the high-limit thermostat will not affect the gas valve. Hope this helps!